PHOTO CAPTION: EPA's revised 2006 fuel economy label shows estimated vehicle operating costs.

U.S. Gov't Agency Proposes New 'Green' Vehicle Fuel Economy Labels

New vehicle metrics that account for electrical energy usage part of OMB draft proposal.

Published: 30-Jul-2010

With General Motors Co. and Nissan Motor Co. scheduled to release the first mass-market electric cars and plug-in hybrids late this year, U.S. EPA is moving to propose rules meant to better summarize the vehicles' energy demands on fuel-economy labels.

The agency sent a draft proposal yesterday to the White House Office of Management and Budget that would "require new metrics to effectively convey information to consumers" about plug-in hybrids and electric cars. Review by OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is the last stop before EPA proceeds with its proposed labeling program.

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